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The Apple
Of Godís Eye

Careful Obedience
to God's Ways

God's Protection
for His Children

Table of Contents
* God Keeps Us as the Apple of His Eye
* Treat God's ways as the apple of the eye
* God is watching how you treat His ways
* God is looking for obedience to His ways
* Let God worry about you and the results

Text

(Psa 17:8) "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,"

Explanation

Apple of the Eye

An old English expression
referring to the pupil of the eye. This phrase is used symbolically of something cherished, precious, delicate, protected.

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God keeps us as the apple of His eye

Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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Treat God's ways as the apple of the eye

Prov 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

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God is watching how you treat His ways

(2 Chr 16:9) "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars."
(1 Pet 3:12) "For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."
Prov 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Deu 11:12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

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God is looking for obedience to His ways

Obedience towards
The Spirit of God
The Word of God
The Shepard of God
As the Child of God

Some focus on results of obedience
Some focus on results as an excuse for disobedience
Some focus on results to cover disobedience
Some focus on justifying disobedience in order to be obedient

1 Sam 15

If we make God the apple of our eye, we will get results
If we make God the apple of our eye, we will be obedient
If we make God the apple of our eye, we will not be constantly changing our position.
If we make God the apple of our eye, He will bless us

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Let God worry about you and the results

Focus on obeying God and doing what you know needs to be done

(Ezek 33:18) "When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby."
(Ezek 33:19) "But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby."
(Mark 16:15) "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Focus on Obedience

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